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Really loving this album today. The Chorale No. 1 in E in particular. So dramatic on this recording by Olivier Latry!
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Here's a short story film I made with +Sarah Macway (watercolor illustrations and video) and +Craig Hawthorne (story and narration)! I had a lot of fun playing around with my Alesis Ion synthesizer for the soundtrack.

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+Craig Hawthorne, you should make one of these!
 
Have you seen that table that expands to a larger circle in a beautiful bit of choreographed self-stored leaves moving?  I've been wondering how these tables are made ever since I saw the first video; if you're as curious as I was you're in for a treat:
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This is a really fantastic recording of Widor's 5th and 6th symphonies. I'm not very familiar with Joseph Nolan's recordings, but based on this, I'll definitely be listening to more. Really wonderful instrument too.
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The Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church Choir (in which I sing tenor) has its Spring Concert this Sunday, and you're invited!

The concert will open with the Requiem by Duruflé, which will be accompanied by organ and orchestra (including harp!). This is my favorite piece of the concert. The music is just so sublime: evoking everything from a serene angelic chorus to deliverance from hell itself! The organ accompaniment is also more prominent and virtuosic than many other pieces we've performed, which makes sense because Duruflé was an organist at both Notre-Dame (assistant) and Saint-Étienne-du-Mont in Paris (titular).

Up next is a definite change of pace with "Feel the Spirit," a set of spirituals arranged by John Rutter. Staring with a jazzy arrangement of "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" and going on to an audience sing-along as the grand finale of the evening!

Hope to see you there!

When: Sunday, 3/23, 7:30 p.m.
Where: SVPC sanctuary

No tickets or anything, just a free will offering.

http://svpc.us/sermons/choir_concert.php
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Here's one of the pieces I'll play in my next organ recital tomorrow.

Thanks to +Sarah Macway for the camera work!

Bach: Prelude & Fugue in D minor, BWV 554
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Whoa... nice work!
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The Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church choir (in which I sing tenor) has its Christmas Concert this Sunday, and you're invited!

The concert will open with the Christmas Oratorio by Camille Saint-Saëns, which will be accompanied by strings, harp, and organ. We also have five soloists!

Up next is Gwyneth Walker’s Alpha and Omega. It's a pretty new composition (2009), and will make full use of the orchestra, percussion, choir, and soloists. The super energetic final movement of this piece is definitely going to be a highlight of the concert for me, but I'm probably biased because it includes the lyric "let the organ thunder!"

After all that serious stuff, we'll go for something lighter with A Musicological Journey through the Twelve Days of Christmas by Craig Courtney. This is a hilarious piece that pairs each day of the carol with a particular style of music, starting with Gregorian chant. Ever heard a Christmas carol sung to the tune of Ride of the Valkyries? You will!

And of course, we'll close with three familiar carol settings by David Willcocks (it's an audience sing-along!) accompanied by full orchestra and organ.

Hope to see you there!

When: Sunday, 12/8, 7:30 p.m.
Where: SVPC sanctuary

No tickets or anything, just a free will offering.

http://svpc.us/sermons/choir_concert.php
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Sorry, it's a bit late for my family to attend. If there's ever a matinee, let me know!
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The Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church Choir (in which I sing tenor) has its Christmas Concert this Sunday, and you're invited! Also, you won't want to miss +Sarah Macway making her choir concert debut in the soprano section!

The concert will open with "Magnificat" by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (J.S. Bach's son). It's C.P.E.'s 300th birthday this year, so what better way to celebrate! The choir will be joined by four soloists and a full orchestra. Watch out for the exuberant, make-you-want-to-dance first movement (Magnificat), super dramatic harmonies in the fourth movement (Et misericordia), and the most complicated "Amen" you've probably ever heard for the piece's finale!

Up next is "A Feast of Carols" by Randol Alan Bass. This is a really fun arrangement of several familiar carols. My favorite part is the opening section with "Wassail! Wassail!" (who would have thought we'd be singing about drinking ale in choir!).

And it wouldn't be a Christmas choir concert without an audience sing-along to some more carols (arranged by David Willcocks).

Final bonus: Listen for our pipe organ's newly-installed glockenstern ("bell-star") during the offertory!

Hope to see you there!

When: Sunday, 12/7, 7:00 p.m.
Where: SVPC sanctuary

No tickets or anything, just a free will offering.

http://svpc.us/sermons/choir_concert.php
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This album is really something! Brahms piano concertos 1 and 2 arranged for 4 people, 2 on one piano, and 2 on one organ!
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Woohoo!
 
We're very happy to announce that starting today Google Play Music will be available in Canada! When music goes Google, all your music goes with you. Bring all your songs with you and introduce them to millions more with Google Play Music. Kick back and enjoy custom radio without rules, spanning over 20 million songs. Even more, store 20,000 songs for free online, and listen to them alongside the All Access catalogue on any Android with the Play Music App (http://goo.gl/1qiEe) or via the web at play.google.com.

To celebrate, for one day only, we're offering a free 60-day trial. Canadians, get started at g.co/PlayMusicCA.
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Music was made to be loved. We just made loving it easier. With Google Play Music for Chrome, you can now keep all the music you love in the cloud so that you always have it. To add new music, enable the “Google Play Music for Chrome” lab at play.google.com/music/listen#/labs. Then simply drag and drop songs into your Google Play Music library. If you have a lot of music in iTunes or if you want new music to be added automatically, you can configure this by clicking “Add Music” at the top right of play.google.com/music

But, wait, there’s more! This new lab has extra goodies. You can now open a handy mini-player by clicking the arrow in the bottom right corner of our web app so you can see what’s playing or skip songs from any tab. Plus, download songs, albums and playlists directly from the web. Let us know what you think! 

We built this lab using Chrome Apps and Native Client technology, developers can learn more at developer.chrome.com/apps/about_apps and developer.chrome.com/native-client. Uploads, downloads and the mini player are just the start, and we are excited to push the boundaries of what’s possible on the web.
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And here's the second piece I played at my recital. Thanks again to +Sarah Macway for help with the video!

Mendelssohn: Andante Religioso, from Sonata IV, Op. 65
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Nice! I forgot to ask you this time (and we were kind of on a tight deadline because I wanted to get these recorded before we went on vacation), but I'll be sure to let you know when I've got another piece ready to record. Maybe I'll get that Elgar piece I've been working on up to recording quality!
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